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Not sure why, but it's boring.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-19

I love Sanderson novels I've got loads of them and always look forward to a new one. Unfortunately for some reason I'm finding Starsight a bit of a slog. I like that we're peeling back the layers of the Human/Superiority mystery but we're doing so really slowly, and the intrigue is just a bit boring. The action feels distant and disconnected without much at stake so it doesn't pep the rest up really. Spin is still an interesting character, you can feel the misguided paranoia washing off her and of course the interplay between her and the ship is great, but the other characters are kind of meh so far.

Fine addition to a slightly mediocre series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-18

So I liked this story a lot, it's a nice intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of running a fief in this world with some good world building. I also liked that the creepy perviness that Min has is played down a lot more. What makes this mediocre is that the author can't seem to keep his story straight, numerous examples of him contradicting plot points that he establishes in the previous books (and even in previous chapters!) this is so bad it sometimes feels like it's been written by more than one person. It makes following things hard and bring you out of the story quite jarringly. That said the action sequences are very good and the characters colourful and getting back to good arcs of progression, so I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Not Worth the Time Investment

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-18

Someone mashed some bad Mills and Boon erotica into an average space drama, and added the most exposition possible to culminate in a bloated, vulgar, often boring 37 hour slog, and worst of all it doesn't even have a satisfying ending. it's also not very well read with scene changes being very poorly telegraphed leading to confusion at pivotal moments. Steer clear unless you're not worried about the time spent on something that's got no real pay off and not much class.

Rich Characters, Intriguing World, Fantastic Tale!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-17

I basically only listen to long, epic fantasies because I'm in the car all day. This may well be my favourite of them all. The characters are so rich and deep, the lore of the world is enormous and it ties down into a tight direct narrative and a really expansive counter-narrative that raises loads of interesting questions. Certainly on a par with GRRM (has less wanton violence and excess sex) and JRRT (has more wanton violence and a touch more sex) ...10/10 would be captivated again.

all round brilliant listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-16

Michael Kramer great as always, Kate Reading also great. comes with the issues of multiple readers so when characters cross over it can be distracting etc, but done very well all the same.
looking forward to more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Still Too Breathy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-16

The story is still compelling, the plot is slowing down slightly but am excited to see where Tad goes with it. Andy needs to have a serious word with himself about his female/mystical voices though, far too Breathy and sharp (can be uncomfortable to listen for the longer stretches of dialogue) and all the same which breaks emersion.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

asthma attack empire?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-16

Good compelling story, has a few tropes and lots in common with other epic fantasy but good all the same. biggest issue is with Andrew's reading, apparently the majority of people in this universe are just recovering from a bad asthma attack and can't talk in anything but a raspy whisper, got distracted more than once.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful